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Clear Lake Suspect in Floyd County Thefts Pleads Not Guilty

One of the three men arrested in connection with a string of thefts and burglaries in Floyd County earlier this year is pleading not guilty.

According to authorities, the crime spree occurred between March 3rd and March 5th and included a stolen minivan and two cars. Law enforcement says 21-year-old Riley Brekke helped drive two other suspects to various locations to assist them commit the crimes. Court records show Brekke has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree theft and is set to go to trial July 7th.

The investigation in Floyd County also led to the arrest of 21-year-old Curtis Anderson Jr. of Waterloo and 19-year-old Nicholas McLeland of Clear Lake. They’re both charged with ongoing criminal conduct, four counts of first-degree theft, second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, and drug possession, although authorities say the two men didn’t participate in all of the crimes together.

Anderson has a plea hearing set for June 21st. McLeland is set to stand trial July 7th.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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